Scotia Windows Has A Recycling Plan

A Veka Recycling lorry outside a factory

When Gavin Smith became MD of Scotia Windows and Doors in 2021, he immediately set about changing how the firm deals with its virgin offcuts and the post-consumer frames it takes from its trade customers.

He turned to an industry specialist to get a consistent service and an audit trail - Veka Recycling, one of the UK’s only companies able to collect and fully re-process new PVC-U profile offcuts and old frames, in-house.

Veka Recycling has been supplying at least one articulated vehicle weekly to collect the PVC-U, which is simply pre-sorted into special bins and has added an additional service to collect scrap aluminium for re-processing.


 “When I reviewed our arrangements in 2021 for disposing of our PVC-U offcuts frames from installers, I was unhappy and decided to do something about it.”

– Gavin Smith 

Managing director, Scotia Windows and Doors



“We also moved to a new, larger facility at the end of 2021 and the throughput and management of material had to be reliable in anticipation of the sort of volumes that we are now producing,” continues Scotia’s Smith. “I was impressed that Veka Recycling would collect all of our material and process everything in its own re-cycling plant and give us an audited trail - that was important to us and to the big housebuilders we do business with.”


Now for more green initiatives

Smith adds: “Recycling properly has given us the incentive to improve in all aspects and we are now looking to reduce our carbon footprint in any other way we can.”

Picture: Scotia Windows and Doors has grown and needs a reliable recycling partner.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
09th March 2022


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